In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government Updated 3:29 p.m. ET In a testy Oval Office exchange with the two top congressional Democrats, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. "I'll be the one to shut it down. I will take the mantle. And I will shut it down for border security," Trump told House and Senate Democratic leaders as Vice President...

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We’re welcoming the Moscow Ballet to Bedell Performance Hall on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12. Presenting a familiar story in a new way, the “Great Russian Nutcracker” follows Masha and her Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony. Framed by intricate rolling backgrounds, dancers perform daring choreography, including the Moscow Ballet’s exclusive Dove of Peace, where two dancers balance with each other to form a soaring bird whose wings span twenty feet. On...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai made his public debut before Congress on Tuesday, spending much of his testimony countering Republicans' allegations of anti-conservative bias in the company's search results.

He also faced scrutiny of how much data Google collects on users and on the company's work on a censored search tool for China.

Maxine Funke writes songs for the quiet corners of your dreams and fears, where her whispers float upward like warm air. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar and an odd noise here or there, she evokes tenderhearted singer-songwriters like Sibylle Baier and Vashti Bunyan, but also the subtle and strange songs of fellow New Zealander Alastair Galbraith, with whom she performed in the short-lived $100 Band.

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In August 2017, all the original members of the Arizona rock and roll band the Meat Puppets got together for the first time in 22 years to perform.

The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a "bug" in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling the plug on the social network because of an earlier incident, and now says the shutdown will happen four months sooner.

Lawmakers unveiled the much-anticipated farm bill compromise Monday night, ending the months-long impasse over whether a critical piece of legislation that provides subsidies to farmers and helps needy Americans buy groceries could pass before the lame-duck session concludes at the end of the year.

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For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes

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'Tis the season when an escape from holiday madness may be necessary --and these three romance novels will whisk you away to fictional worlds where all the high stakes drama is resolved with true love and happily ever after.


Left Of The Dial #739 - Endgame

This week we're playing the latest from Grimes. "We Appreciate Power" is inspired by Moranbong , a North Korean music group hand-picked by Kim Jong-un that performs as a propaganda piece for his regime. In Grimes’ world, her song imagines a similar group spreading ideas for an artificial intelligence. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. I am Groot.

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Former 'Guardian' Editor On Snowden, WikiLeaks And Remaking Journalism

Alan Rusbridger knows a thing or two about high-stakes journalism. During his 20-year tenure running the British newspaper The Guardian , he collaborated with NSA contractor Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on blockbuster stories drawn from secret government documents. Though Rusbridger left The Guardian in 2015, he remembers the stress vividly. "We were publishing every minute of the day around the world," he says. "It's a matter of deadlines and never enough information...

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